Live in housekeeeper/All rounder Job

Live in Housekeeper/All rounder, Bridport Dorset 

We have a wonderful opportunity for an experienced housekeeper to help look after a beautiful 9-bedroom property situated on a stunning estate with 80 acres of land and beautiful gardens. They are a wonderfully friendly and approachable couple to work for who are really looking for someone to stay with them long-term.

This is their main residence although they like to travel frequently. Their friends and grown-up children with their families do tend to visit often. The family also employ a part-time cleaner twice a week, which you will need to oversee, and there is a second housekeeper to cover days off that will also need to be coordinated.

The role also involves looking after their two beautiful dogs when the couple are away shared with the other housekeeper. In addition, helping in the garden, mostly watering on the weekends so ideally you would enjoy this part of the role (Specialist gardening knowledge not required- there is a team of 5 gardeners) 


 Duties include:

  • Hands-on Housekeeping to a high standard, alongside 2 other part-time cleaners.
  • Laundry and ironing and wardrobe management, including unpacking suitcases.
  • Help prepare simple meals on occasion, mostly a simple breakfast, helping them with food prep for lunch and Dinner on occasion cooking an evening meal for the couple or batch cooking. When guests are in residence, laying out breakfast for guests.
  • Helping out with the kitchen garden watering when the gardeners are not available.
  • Care of the dogs when they are in residence - including taking them for walks and to the vets including pet sitting in the principal's absence. 
  • Overseeing contractors reporting and logging maintenance issues
  • Ordering weekly food shops
  • Unpacking deliveries keeping on top of stock levels
  • Running errands
  • Keeping on top of the organisation of the home including stock inventories
  • Providing refreshments for owners and guests when needed.
  • Meeting and greeting guests


The ideal person for the role is someone who is discreet and understands boundaries and can read a room. Someone who can use their own initiative and be able to recognise what the couple need before they have thought of it themselves.

In addition someone polite, friendly, warm and confident. Flexibility is needed for the role as sometimes days can be longer when the family have guests over although you will get this time back in Lieu. 


Days: 5 days over the weekend (not every weekend) with two consecutive days off in the week.

When the couple are not in residence it will be Monday – Friday and weekends off you would need to be happy to move into the main house to pet sit in their absence.


Hours: 40 hours,  any overtime worked will be given back in Lieu.

Accommodation – 2 bedroom cottage separate to the main house with Garden area Partners and dependants can be accommodated - pets will be considered 

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000  depending on experience and duties.

Start: As soon as the right person is found 

Job Number 112614

Consultant to contact: Vicky Smith 


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